This just absolutely broke my heart, and I made hubby read it and told him that if THAT didn't make him want to go out and get a shelter kitty, then he's heartless and nothing will.
(And let the record show it even brought a tear to his eye.)
MESSAGE FROM AN OLD SHELTER CAT
I sit alone and so confused
behind the metal bars.
The loss that I am feeling
will forever leave its scars.
My family left me here one day
a month or two ago.
They said, "Don’t worry, Tabby,
you’ll find a home, we know."
It seems they’d bought a condo
that said "No Pets Permitted."
I thought they’d never leave me
but then they went and did it.
My favorite window sill is gone
where I used to lay and sun.
I cried all night the day they left
and remembered years of fun.
The people stop and look at me
and always say, "Poor Thing".
Then they choose a kitten
when they could have had a King.
As Christmas nears, it’s gotten worse…
I remember presents under the tree,
lots of catnip and a turkey dinner,
loving hands that once stroked me.
There was lots and lots of laughter
as I played with all my toys.
I miss them both so much this day…
their love, their kisses and the joys
So, please, if you stop by my "home",
just give me an extra rub.
I’ve given up being adopted,
but I sure could use the love.
And if you really like me,
Please, Please take me with you
I’ll be real good, I promise,
and love you long and true.